Richard C. Hutchens

Richard C. Hutchens
Richard C. ‘Dick’ Hutchens of Otsego passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at his home, surrounded by his family. Dick was born August 19, 1933 in Wabash, IN, the son of Rufus and Katheryne (Fisher) Hutchens. He was a Veteran of the Korean War, serving in the Marines. Dick attended Western Michigan University and served 8 years with the Kalamazoo Fire Department. For 12 years he was a partner in Wolverine Rentals and Retired to farming using mules and horse-drawn equipment. Dick volunteered with the Michigan Commission for the Blind, the Red Cross and was a driver for the Hope Network. He was known to Bill W.’s group as ‘Amish Dick’ and was Otsego Township Supervisor for 4 years. Dick enjoyed helping and being with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. On October 18, 1952 in Jacksonville, FL, he married Loretta ‘Lorie’ Wood, who survives. Also surviving are 4 children, Richard Hutchens of San Jose, CA, Timothy (Lydia) Hutchens of Otsego, Elizabeth (Mark) Watson of Benton Harbor and Christina (Russell) Morse of Allegan; 18 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren; 2 sisters and 3 brothers, Barbara Jean Groat, Anne (Bill) Walker, David (Jill) Hutchens, Steve (Charlotte) Hutchens, John (Young Mi) Hutchens; many nieces and nephews. Friends may meet with his family from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. Friday at the Trowbridge United Methodist Church, 355 26th St., Allegan, where services will be held Saturday at 11:00 A.M., Pastor Tony Shumaker officiating. Military Honors by VFW Post #3030 will be held at MountainHomeCemetery, Otsego. Memorial contributions can be made to Wings Of Hope Hospice.
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